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The Best Monster Movies on IFC

Finding a good Monster movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Monster movies of all time streaming on IFC.

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1. Mothra vs. Godzilla

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6.5/10
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68/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The 4th film in the Godzilla franchise restores the serious tone of the original Godzilla film. A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can build luxury condos. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on a nearby beach. The developer's plans go awry when he disrupts Godzilla's rest and the monster goes stomping through Tokyo. It's up to Mothra defend its egg and Japan from Godzilla. One of the most popular films in the original Godzilla series.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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2. Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

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6.5/10
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66/100
Released: 1956
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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3. Destroy All Monsters

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6.5/10
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65/100
Released: 1968Rated: G
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The 9th Godzilla film was the last made by the original Godzilla creators, and was meant to be a grand finale. Aliens have released all the giant monsters from their imprisonment on Monster Island and are using them to destroy earth's major cities. It is up to the daring crew of the super rocket ship X-2 to infiltrate the aliens' headquarters before the Earth monsters and King Ghidrah annihilate the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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4. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

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6.6/10
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62/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The 5th film in the original Godzilla franchise marked a turning point in the series. Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra must put aside their quarrelsome ways to become allies and defend earth from 3 headed Dragon King Ghidorah.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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5. Rodan

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6.3/10
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61/100
Released: 1956
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a village is besieged by giant caterpillars, a more horrifying discovery is made in their underground home: a giant flying creature that resembles the prehistoric pterodactyl. Soon after, a second Rodan appears and the two monsters begin to destroy Japan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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6. All Monsters Attack

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3.8/10
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55/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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7. The War of the Gargantuas

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6.4/10
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49/100
Released: 1966Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Gaira, a humanoid sea beast spawned from the discarded cells of Frankenstein's monster, attacks the shores of Tokyo. While the Japanese military prepares to take action, Gaira's Gargantua brother, Sanda, descends from the mountains to defend his kin. A battle between good and evil ensues, leaving brothers divided and a city in ruins.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & IFC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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8. DeepStar Six

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5.3/10
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45/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).